Tropical Cyclone Oma



Forecast track map of Tropical Cyclone Oma (22/02/2019). From www.bom.gov.au
Forecast track map of Tropical Cyclone Oma (22/02/2019). From www.bom.gov.au

Tropical Cyclone Oma formed in the South West Pacific region to the East of Vanuatu on 12 February 2019. Oma developed briefly into a category 3 tropical cyclone on 19 February before weakening to a category 2 cyclone on the 20 February. Oma is moving slowly to the South West into the Coral Sea and will come close to the Queensland coast on Friday. Computer models provide different movement forecasts with one likely track towards the North and the other coast of Australia. Tropical Cyclone Oma is forecast to bring large swells, rain and strong winds to South East Queensland.

Infrared satellite image of tropical cyclone Oma (21/02/2019). From JTWC.
Infrared satellite image of tropical cyclone Oma (21/02/2019). From JTWC.
Colourized image of tropical cyclone Oma approaching the east coast of Australia (21/02/2019). From NOAA.
Colourized image of tropical cyclone Oma approaching the east coast of Australia (21/02/2019). From NOAA.